Paul Nicklen@paulnicklen

Co-founder of @SeaLegacy. Click the link below to sign up to The Tide!

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Paul Nicklen

As a filmmaker,
I am having more fun now than ever before. I have found video and it has awoken a creative process and feeling that I have been dreaming about for years. While on #assignment for @sealegacy this fall, @canonusaprovideo lent me their Cineservo 50-1000mm lens. I am excited to share some of the results with you. There will be a ton of other footage coming out on the @sealegacy channels but here is as sneak peek. More importantly, can you imagine that these bears are downstream of the #PebbleMine in #Alaska. Is it worth putting the rivers, the salmon, the birds, the bears and this entire ecosystem at risk for more copper and gold? When will nature come first? Please enjoy. With @samkretch @kyle.roepke #Canon #CinemaEOS #CanonLenses #CINESERVO 50-1000mm #slowmotion #love #gratitude


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Whether it’s following belly tracks of penguins, polar bear footprints, caribou or wolves, I’ve spent my life walking the path of great animals. It has often led me to be at the front lines of conservation. But never am I standing there alone. Tip #16 in @sealegacy’s #19for2019 is to remember the power of a global community working as one. There is so much we can achieve through collaboration. Search out conservation efforts happening right now and get involved. What kinds of conservation work are you proud to be a part of? #TurningTheTide #Community #Gratitude #Conservation #BornToIce


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Thick forests roamed by charismatic megafauna, like this Yukon grizzly, can help mitigate the effects of climate change in our oceans. When carbon dioxide levels rise in the atmosphere, oceans absorb more CO2, which makes them more acidic. This creates dire consequences for marine ecosystems and marine life. Tip #15 in making 2019 the best year yet for our oceans: take part in tree planting initiatives to protect our oceans. If we conserve and actively manage forests to be healthy, we can slow the rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide and help sustain balance in our oceans. #community #TurningtheTide #conservation #bear #trees


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All together our five oceans make up 71% of the earth’s surface area. When @cristinamittermeier and I founded @SeaLegacy, we knew we were trying to do something huge, and that we couldn’t do it without your help. As members of #TheTide, there are more of you standing up for our oceans than ever before. Successful conservation is always a community effort. It takes working together on a global scale to change the future of our planet. It also takes time. Tip #14 is to be patient. Know that the choices you make at home everyday have lasting impacts. #19for2019 #TurningtheTide #conservation #community


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One of the great thrills of being home after months and months of too much travel is to see familiar faces. I do love seeing friends and family but no offense to all, this little barred-owl steals my heart each and every time I see her. #love #beauty #family #instagood #thejoysofbeinghome


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THANK YOU! Words cannot express how #grateful I am to hit 5,000,000 followers. These photographs and videos mean nothing if they do not inspire humanity to protect the animals and environment on our beautiful planet. Thank you to everyone following and here is towards an incredible future.


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During our expeditions to the Northern fjords of Norway, we have seen an increase in tourism boats over the last few years as people become more interested in orcas. Growth like this can be good for education and awareness, but it's not without consequence. While some boats are considerate and keep their distance, we witnessed first-hand many boats and operators who did not respect these marine animals in their natural habitat. Tip #13 for 2019 is to support local ecotourism practices and companies when traveling. If you decide to travel, please be sure to research the companies you choose to support. #19for2019


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Deep in the Great Bear Rainforest, a spirit bear feeds on a fresh salmon it has caught in the rushing river. It remains safe and healthy amongst the lush, green landscape. This rainforest is one of the most pristine areas I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. No wrappers, no bags, no bottles, just nature. It provides us with a living, thriving example of what our earth would look like without pollution - an intricate and beautiful ecosystem.
Tip #12 for 2019 is to get into the good habit of separating your recycling, garbage, and compost. It’s one of the easiest things you can do to keep places like this healthy by reducing the amount of waste entering our landfills and polluting our oceans. A plastic water bottle can take over 450 years to decompose in a landfill. Simply being conscious of what you're using and where it will end up can make a big difference for the planet. #19for2019


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I love my job! I am excited to share many of my philosophies and techniques in photography with my online community. I will be releasing monthly newsletters throughout 2019. Please join my mailing list (in profile) to stay tuned. #explore #allin #nolimits 📷 Karl Erik Wilhelmsen


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Last year, @sealegacy collaborated on a campaign to stop to the practice of driftnet fishery off the coast of California. These "deathnets" extend for miles across the ocean, 100 feet deep, and are designed to kill everything in their path. With an incredible show of support from you, #thetide, we were able to present US Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris a petition with more than 113,000 signatures. Just a few months later, the California state legislature passed SB 1017, a senate bill that bans the use of large scale deathnets in California waters.
Tip #11 is to take action; support causes by making donations when you can. Don't be afraid to use your voice to spread awareness. And sign petitions - they make a difference.


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Beach trash infects ecosystems like a disease. Plastic and other debris are left behind by human hands or swept onto shore by the tide, and then it rides the wave back out to sea, becoming deadly to marine wildlife like this humpback whale - unless there is somebody like you there to pick it up. Tip #10 is to participate in beach cleanups and join a global movement to make an impact on the health of the world’s oceans. #19for2019 #TurningtheTide #humpback #whale


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Another day in paradise. A recent image from our orca filming expedition to Norway. #nature #adventure #toomanywhalewatchingboats


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